68th Annual General Meeting of the Malaysian Bar (15 Mar 2014)

(Extracted from Malaysian Bar website)

A brief summary of the highlights of the Malaysian Bar’s 68th Annual General Meeting (“AGM”), held on 15 Mar 2014 at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, follows below.   
  • The quorum of 500 Members was achieved at approximately 9:57 am, and the Chairman, Christopher Leong (President, Malaysian Bar) called the meeting to order at 10:15 am.
  • Eight motions had been proposed for consideration at the AGM.
(1) Resolution on the amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act 1959;
(2) Resolution on environment and climate change: Government to ensure effective enforcement of environmental laws and to uphold its pledges to the international community to reduce Malaysia’s carbon emissions by 40% by the year 2020;
(3) Resolution regarding retired judges of the superior courts appearing as counsel in court; and
(4) Resolution on domestic inquiry, misconduct, and respect of worker and trade union rights in Malaysia.

  • A total of 1,219 Members registered their attendance at the AGM, which was adjourned at 3:31 pm.
  • In the first Bar Council meeting held immediately after the AGM, the incumbent Office Bearers retained their positions for the 2014/2015 term:
President: Christopher Leong
Vice-President: Steven Thiru
Secretary: Richard Wee Thiam Seng

Karen Cheah Yee Lynn (Malacca) was re-appointed as Treasurer. 

The remaining 32 members of the incoming Bar Council are:

(1) Andrew Khoo Chin Hock 
(2) Brendan Navin Siva 
(3) George Varughese
(4) Hendon Mohamed 
(5) Honey Tan Lay Ean 
(6) Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari 
(7) Low Beng Choo 
(8) Ravi Nekoo 
(9) Sulaiman Abdullah 
(10) Syahredzan Johan 
(11) Yasmeen Mohd Shariff 
(12) R Jayabalan (Johore)
(13) S Gunasegaran (Johore)
(14) Burhanudeen Abdul Wahid (Kedah)
(15) Ramli Shariff (Kedah)
(16) Norazham Yahaya (Kelantan)
(17) Ahmad Fazlan Mustapha (Kelantan)
(18) Dipendra Harshad Rai (Kuala Lumpur)
(19) Ravinder Singh Dhalliwal (Kuala Lumpur)
(20) Desmond Ho Chee Cheong (Malacca)
(21) Puspanathan Sellam (Negeri Sembilan)
(22) Ridzmann Chee Abdullah (Negeri Sembilan)
(23) Abdullah Johari Hamzah (Pahang)
(24) M Ramachelvam (Pahang)
(25) Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor (Penang)
(26) Gnasegaran Egamparam (Penang)
(27) Kenny Lai Choe Ken (Perak)
(28) Surindar Singh Chain Singh (Perak)
(29) Amar Jit Singh Jarnail Singh (Perlis)
(30) Ahmad Zaini Samsudin (Perlis)
(31) Vishnu Kumar S Athi Kumar (Selangor)
(32) Salim Bashir Bhaskaran (Selangor)
(33) Rosnah Zakaria (Terengganu)
(34) Salwa Mansor (Terengganu)


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